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New Production-Grade MakerBot Materials [UPDATED]

By TriMech on November 15, 2019

MakerBot Method 3D printers use production-grade thermoplastics to create functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and end-use parts that are durable, detailed and dimensionally accurate, all from a desktop sized printer. Getting industrial-grade jobs from a smaller footprint makes 3D printing real ABS much more convenient. Let's take a look at these new materials and what they mean for desktop 3D printing.

 

  • Nylon Makerbot MaterialMakerBot Specialty Nylon: The ability to handle high temperatures, up to 180oC, combined with high durability makes this new material perfect for industrial applications. It also has an above average abrasion resistance which caters to manufacturers that need replacement parts. This specialty material is engineering-grade and impact resistant.
    Printer: Makerbot Method, MakerBot Method X

  • Method X Precision ASAMakerBot Precision ASA: This new material is an alternative to ABS due to its unique weather-resistant capabilities in extreme outdoor environments. The thermoplastic formulation is similar to MakerBot's Real ABS, but brings stronger UV and chemical resistance to retain color, gloss and mechanical properties. This makes it more practical for functional prototypes and end-use parts.
    Printer: MakerBot Method X

  • MakerBot ABSMakerBot ABS: Known for being a strong production-grade material, this ABS is perfect for creating durable manufacturing tools and end-use parts. Traditional desktop ABS materials contain damaging modifiers that can result in cracking and warping. This material produces parts similar to injection molding standards with durability, high dimensional accuracy and repeatability. The easy to remove soluble support material for MakerBot ABS is Stratasys SR-30.
    Printer: MakerBot Method X

The two versions of the MakerBot Method are well-known for their carefully controlled environments that lead to repeatable prints that previously were only possible with industrial 3D printers. These two printers are the same in size, but vary greatly when it comes to chamber temperatures and materials. 

MakerBot Method method X

MakerBot Method

Controlled Chamber Temperature: 60oC

  • PLA
  • PETG
  • TOUGH
  • NYLON

MakerBot Method X

Controlled Chamber Temperature: 100oC

  • PLA
  • PETG
  • TOUGH
  • NYLON
  • ABS
  • ASA

 The new material additions to the MakerBot Method line of printers, add a new level of convenience for manufacturers with the ability to print actual ABS and ASA parts from a desktop printer. These new materials increase the toughness and durability against the elements to create better production-grade prints.

Ready to learn more about MakerBot ABS compared to traditional ABS? Download our white paper, Advantages of Makerbot Real ABS VS Desktop 3D Printer ABS. 

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